Review: Brushy Creek Vineyard

Brushy Creek Vineyard is located one hour north of Dallas in Alvord, Texas.  It is owned by Les Constable.  He completed eight years in the Navy as a crewman on nuclear submarines and totaled 30 years of service to the country before retiring.

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If you have driven on US 287 to/from Fort Worth, you have seen the billboards for the vineyard.  I passed it for many months before I decided to give in a try in June.  The vineyard did not disappoint in June and it sure did not disappoint this past Friday.

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The vineyard is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  I called the vineyard at 5:40 p.m. to see if it would indeed be closing at 6 p.m.  Here is the exchange:

  • Staff (later found out her name is Candy):  We close at 6, but where are you?
  • Me:  I am about 15 minutes out from the vineyard.
  • Candy:  we will see you in 15 minutes!
  • Me:  Are you sure?
  • Candy:  Yes, see you soon!

The vineyard produces 50,000 bottles of wine a year.  Those bottles are 100 percent Texas grapes.

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Les told me that he only wanted to produce 25 bottles of wine and a keg of beer when he first started.

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I wanted to buy my usual, Chardonnay, but I decided to try some other white wines…for $1 per taste.

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It was after 6 p.m. at that point and I did not want to keep these nice people at work any longer.  So I purchased two bottles of wine and started towards the car.  As I exited, Les invited me to taste wine that was flown in from his friend’s vineyard.

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This was a nice gesture and I appreciated the hospitality.

Overall, the stop at the vineyard was amazing.  The wine is great but the service is even better.  Thanks to Les, Candy, Patty, and Rob for the great conversation, I cannot wait to visit the vineyard again.  If you ever have the chance to visit Brushy Creek Vineyard, do it, you will not be disappointed.

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